Weekend Forecast: Cool, Scattered Showers

Posted at 6:07 PM, Oct 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-18 18:07:30-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A cold front that moved through West Michigan Friday afternoon has brought with it chillier air that will hang around for much of the weekend.

After a morning of sunshine, clouds increased behind the cold front, dropping temperatures into the low 50s late in the day.  A few showers were affecting areas mainly north of I-96 as well.

Lake-effect rain showers will continue to be possible through Friday night, especially for the areas north and west of Grand Rapids.

A more widespread area of rain will move into the region as another system rolls into the Great Lakes early Saturday morning.  Rain will be most persistent south of Grand Rapids, but additional showers will be likely all over West Michigan during the day Saturday.

Yet another disturbance will cause showers to flare up again Saturday night before a bit of a break arrives during the day Sunday.  Temperatures only around 50° Saturday afternoon will climb into the mid-50s Sunday.

Another shot of even colder air is forecast to arrive next week; you can check out the update 7 Day Forecast on the Weather page.